Solar Manufacturing News

Wacker’s polysilicon division dives to €55 million loss in 2019
Major polysilicon producer Wacker Chemie has reported preliminary full-year 2019 financial results, highlighting higher than previously guided asset impairment charges on its polysilicon division as ASPs (Average Selling Price) remain at record lows leading to an EBITDA loss of €55 million.
Jan 28, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, polysilicon, wacker chemie, Asia, Rudolf Staudigl
CEL Issues Tender for 100,000 Monocrystalline Solar Cells
The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise, has invited bids to supply 100,000 monocrystalline solar cells.
Jan 27, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, India, monocrystalline, solar cells, Asia, CEL
New washable solar-powered fabric developed in United Kingdom
The scientific group from NTU (England) has proven that a wearable PV device can be integrated into clothes. The innovative fabric has been based on µc-Si cells embedded into fibrous textile by means of super-thin copper wire. The newly created material is claimed to keep its efficiency after 6,000 abrasions, 25 handwashing and 15 machine washing cycles.
Jan 27, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, UK, Europe
Trina Solar betting on largest wafer size and third cut cells for 500W-plus modules
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Trina Solar has started producing PV modules using the largest wafer size (210mm x 210mm) technically possible today with multiple other features to provide 500W-plus modules.
Jan 24, 2020 // Manufacturing News, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, solar cell, Risen Energy, Trina Solar, monocrystalline wafer, PERC
EGing to invest US$ 144 million over in manufacturing upgrades and relocation
EGing Photovoltaic, PV maker is planning after guiding a full-year 2019 internet gain reduction, production relocation and major production upgrades to come back to competitiveness.
Jan 23, 2020 // Manufacturing News, China, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, Asia, solar cell, monocrystalline wafer, eging photovoltaics
Panasonic creates superlight perovskite solar module with efficiency of 16%
The 3 millimeter thick module has an 802 sq cm area. The weight of the panel has been decreased via an ultrathin glass substrate, while conversion rate has been increased by an ink-jet coating technology.
Jan 22, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Japan, Panasonic, Asia, perovskite, MODULES & UPSTREAM MANUFACTURING, TECHNOLOGY
The Titanic Gift to China's Solar Makers of trump
The White House put an loophole in its own tariffs, and the effort to undo it has been held up in court.
Jan 22, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Tariffs, Solar, China, Trump, Asia, Hanwha Q-Cells
JinkoSolar establishes new efficiency records for its solar modules
The global solar industry leader has demonstrated new achievements for its HOT bifacial N-type and mono-PERC P-type module. Both types of solar devices have been tested by German TÜV Rheinland.
Jan 21, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, monocrystalline, JinkoSolar, cell module
Vietnamese PV maker Dehui bets on US solar to fuel 2020s growth
Dehui already runs 250,000 square feet across five production lines and has set aside a further one million square feet for future factories
Jan 21, 2020 // Manufacturing News, USA, pv modules, Asia, Bifacial PV, PV module, North America, bifacial modules, Vietnam, module manufacturing, bifacial solar, dehui, dehui solar
Manz and Shenzhen Yinghe Technology sign cooperation deal on lithium battery-making
Manz AG has signed an agreement with China’s Shenzhen Yinghe Technology for strategic cooperation in lithium-ion cell and module production.
Jan 17, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Storage, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, Manz AG, Shenzhen Yinghe Technology, lithium-ion cell
AE Solar will showcase its “hot-spot-free” solar module at Intersolar
German solar panel manufacturer AE Solar will showcase what it claims is the world’s first “smart hot-spot-free” solar module at Intersolar North America next month.
Jan 17, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Intersolar, solar module, AE Solar, Alexander Maier
Jinko claims two more efficiency records for bifacial panels
The Chinese manufacturer has achieved conversion efficiencies of 21.82% and 22.49% for its p-type PERC and n-type HOT bifacial panels, respectively. The results were confirmed by Germany’s TÜV Rheinland.
Jan 17, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, China, bifacial, PV panels, Asia, PERC, Jinko
S²A Modular acquires rights to FreeVolt graphene solar technology
Luxury sustainable home builder S²A Modular has acquired exclusive rights to use graphene solar panels incorporating graphene photovoltaic technology, PV Graf, patented by Polish headquartered solar specialist FreeVolt.
Jan 16, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, FreeVolt, S²A Modular, Ryan Leusch
Solar Industry Asks Trump to Allow More Cell Imports to Spur Domestic PV Manufacturing
U.S. trade officials are preparing a midterm review of the Trump administration’s solar tariffs, with a range of potential outcomes.
Jan 16, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, USA, SunPower, Trump, North America, Hanwha Q-Cells, suniva, John Smirnow
Singulus gets €50 million follow-on CIGS thin film tool order from CNBM
Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier Singulus Technologies has received a new order for CIGS thin film processing tools from existing customer, China National Building Materials (CNBM).
Jan 16, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, CIGS thin film, CNBM, singulus technologies